Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Annual Delmarva Wounded Warrior Escort to Ocean City (June 7th, 2016)

Each June a convoy forms to welcome soldiers to the Princess Royale in Ocean City, Maryland. The busloads of wounded warriors arrive from the city at a staging area in Mardela Springs, and from there they are escorted with honor to the hotel at 91st street in Ocean City. For the next week these families will spend time together, reconnect, relax, and enjoy the seashore.

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Looking down Coastal Highway, waiting for the buses to arrive

The lead police car for the escort

The line of motorcycles stretching down Coastal Highway

Bikers from all areas, groups and organizations around Delmarva

Wreaths Across America truck following the motorcycles

Motorcycle units blocking traffic on Coastal Highway

Gentleman from the VFW in Salisbury, MD

Five motorcycle police units handled the escort of more than 160 bikes

Saluting the buses of wounded warriors

Three motorcycle units are from Worcester County Sheriff's Department and two were from the Maryland Capitol Park Police

Worcester County Sheriff's Deputy standing at attention

Respect for all our law enforcement!

A little girl clapping as the veterans came off the buses

Local organizations, citizens and veterans....

...all gathering at the front of the hotel with flags.

Patriotic Americans of all sizes came out to greet the soldiers.

Watching the wounded warriors arriving on the buses

Each bus unloads as the crowd cheers

A Vietnam Veteran waiting to acknowledge these young soldiers

It's a sight to see and it puts a lump in your throat.

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